Writing Life

I think it would be easier if I had a mate to share chores. However, I don’t do well being bossed around.

February finds me writing at a better rate. Taxes are done, but not back.

Short story times two, but not satisfied with either. Query letter sent. Sixth in sci-fi series at 5500 plus words to date and going well. Already mentally preping for next book in 2500 Fruitdale Dr. Series.

Book signing in Sultan at their bookstore on 2/29 at 2pm to 4.

Party here for Academy Awards on Sunday.

Lastly, applied to Authors Guild, just saying.

Event

Leap year this year. Lucked out with a booksigning on 2/29 at Sultan’s book store from 2 – 4. Stuck in traffic? Stop by for a book reading, coffee and snacks.

Why do I write?

I am often asked this. I started in 2003. I was still working with a husband and two boys, a grown daughter and a new granddaughter.

I started with Sci-fi because I read mostly this genre. I wanted to write since school but the excuses got in my way, and I had many. 1. Laptop and 2. Decided that a novel is nothing more than a bunch of short stories on the same subject. ie, chapters.

My first book is post apocalyptic and the main character reads a short story that I wrote in high school. Many have commented on this.

I am back to this series and am writing book six.

Writing through all

I continue writing on vol. 6 of my sci-fi series,but Holidays and taxes are calling my time. On the plus side, I am home while it snows.

Projecting life on a recently teraformed plant is my current quandary. With my friend, Banky’s comment in my mind, I always try to make thing realistic. He says my writing is like it really could happen. Now I feel cursed if I make it bizzare.

I want to write another serial killer book also. I just might.

I used to picture Anne McCaffrey with a room full of writers putting out so many books. Now, I know a little about writing multiple books at once.

Drive safely this winter.

Book six started

I have reread book five of my sci-fi series and a major rewrite of my beginning of book six yesterday. Today I continued theme plot line. Tomorrow I will take time to decide who is on this quest and how many vessels. Complicated, I know but it should be worth it.

Egotistically, I like book five. I did re edit and may again with an eventual republishing.

Peace

New book

Lesson one from my daughter. Reread fifth book in series before writing sixth book.

Lesson two, from reading the said book, stroke myself for story greats and punish myself for the poor editing job.

Lesson three, republish said book before publishing sixth book.

Happy New Year.

Next book

Now that Ezra is online as a paperback and an ebook, I am re reading and editing my fifth sci-fi book, Enemies and Friends Seek Utopia. It was by daughter’s idea because of my past errors. She is correct and I know it. I have already written a page or two of book six. I have not made a definitive decision on a title. My second choice is the Planet Taisyd because they lost their shipyard, Taisyd.

I want to thank all those who have supported me and encouraged me over the years. This fall my new book club really helped my sales. I will be at Half Price Books the first Saturday in January. I will announce this later with the time.

Website

I have changed my entire website. It is with a new company and encompasses my blog post which I try to keep brief. This world is fast paced and I believe in just sticking to the facts.

I have had a good year for an independent. I put out 3 books. I joined a book club. This gave me help with book signings. I started two new books for next year and changed my medicare plan.

I also have increased my socialization and still take care of my home and family and the family cat/dog. She has allergies like her owners and eats salmon dog food with water now that her teeth are gone. She fits in.

Website is as always….bobbiekaald.com